A look at the performance of other solar names tells the whole story. The entire space is faced with never-ending rainy days and the forecast is for hurricane season to begin soon. Mergers and consolidation are almost a sure thing, but don't count on much of a premium in buyout offers.
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Tibco Software (TIBX)
What it Does:Tibco is a leading provider of software solutions that enable businesses to integrate internal operations, business partners and customer channels in real- time. The company's products and services enable computer applications and systems to communicate efficiently across local or wide area networks, including the Internet. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Tibco trades an average of 2.3 million shares per day with a market cap of $4.4 billion. Tibco is anticipated to report good second-quarter earnings after the market closes next Thursday. The consensus estimate is currently 17 cents a share, an improvement of 3 cents (17.6 percent) from 14 cents during the same period last year. The trailing 12month price-to-earnings ratio is 39.4, the mean fiscal year estimate price-to-earnings ratio is about22, based on earnings of $.92 per share this year. The company had rising revenue year-over-year of $754.01 million in its last fiscal year compared to $621.39 million in the previous year. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $78.08 million last fiscal year compared to $62.30 million in the previous year. In the last month the stock has fallen -7.79% but is still up from a year ago. Recently, Oracle (ORCL) reported and beat estimates. After the last month's drop in price, TIBX appears ready to move back above the 200-day moving average of $27.40. Its price pattern gave a technical TDCombo pattern of 13 oversold indications last week and followed it with a trend line break higher. For technical traders and investors, it's a clear bullish sign.
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